If you are going in March, there’s madness and mayhem afoot with the start of the Fallas festival.
The local communities spend a year planning and making ‘falla’- colourful, satirical structures that comment on events and often mock famous people. It’s amazing to see, but beware the firecrackers being let off here and there in the streets! If you’re in Ruzafa by night, don’t expect to be able to move at more than a snail’s pace. There’s plenty to look at though. The lights there are something else: they fill entire streets, connecting them across the blocks of flats. On Calle Sueca you will find the main lights and each evening in the hour there is a light show to music. One year the theme was Paris and it was pretty amazing.
You also get stalls selling all sorts from mojitos to handicrafts. The traditional ones sell a sort of donut and hot chocolate (churros y chocolate) as well as cocktail stalls. The main time is mid-March, and the ‘falla’ are burned on the final Sunday (around 19th). If with little ones, it’s not the best time to go unless you stay away from the centre.